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EEO. 2020; 19(3): 54-67


Knowledge Transfer and Entrepreneurial Skills Development Among Students in Higher Education Institutions

Noor Faizzah Binti Dollah, Halimah Abdul Manaf, Siti Noor Shamilah Misnan, Muslimin Wallang, Sharmaine Sakthi Ananthan.




Abstract

Knowledge transfer practices are crucial for students in higher education institutions to help them understand the knowledge learned and transform their learning skills into entrepreneurial skills. The practices are emphasised on providing opportunities for students to share the skills acquired through learning activities as entrepreneurial skills. Knowledge transfer, especially related to share and transfer best practices enable students to develop appropriate behaviours for their business or entrepreneurial projects. Entrepreneurial skill is one of the essential skills that students require in preparation for job employment after graduation. Building on this framework, the study was conducted to identify knowledge transfer practices and entrepreneurial skills development among students in higher education institutions in the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia. The quantitative research design was carried out by distributing questionnaires among 822 students from Univeriti Utara Malaysia, Universiti Malaysia Perlis and Universiti Sains Malaysia. The findings indicated that there is high positive level of awareness regarding the importance of developing entrepreneurial skills among students. It implies that the students readiness to turn their learning activities as opportunitry to build enterprenurship skills.

Key words: Knowledge transfer, entrepreneurship skills, students, higher education institutions, questionnaire






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